How to make the best Christmas Cookie Boxes perfect for holiday cookie exchanges, family parties and get-togethers! This guide includes the best holiday cookie box recipes with tips and tricks plus lots of options for gluten-free, low carb, keto, paleo, sugar-free and dairy-free.
Updated November 2023
Creating the Perfect Christmas Cookie Boxes: A Festive Feast for the Senses
‘Tis the season to spread joy and sweetness, and what better way to do so than with some delightful Christmas Cookie Boxes?
Whether you’re a seasoned baker or prefer the convenience of store-bought treats, this festive ensemble is bound to bring smiles to faces young and old.
Holiday Cookie Boxes are a family favorite for cookie season and all the holiday cookie swaps! They make the perfect gift for Christmas or as a delicious addition to the dessert table at any holiday party or all year long!
In this Christmas cookie box guide, we’ll walk you through the art of crafting a visually stunning and palate-pleasing Christmas Cookie Box that will leave a lasting impression on your loved ones.
What You’ll Need:
Unleash your creativity with an assortment of your favorite Christmas cookies, each bringing its unique charm to the table. Elevate your box with the richness of fudge and the elegance of truffles.
To add a touch of whimsy, throw in candy canes, miniature ornaments, and mini holiday lights. Here’s a peek at the stars to put together the best Christmas Cookie Box:
- The foundation and stage for your Christmas Cookie Box is set with a wooden box, adding a rustic and charming touch. Michaels, Homesense, Winners, or even Walmart’s craft section are treasure troves for finding the perfect box. Don’t fret if a wooden box is elusive; a sturdy heavy-duty cardboard box, adorned with dividers or tissue paper, works just as well.
The star ingredients you’ll need to fill up your cookie box. Click on the links of each cookie or treat for the full printable recipes.
- Sugar Cookies: Delicate and versatile, the canvas for your artistic endeavors.
- Gingerbread Cookies: A warm and spicy classic that embodies the holiday spirit.
- Snowball Cookies: A melt-in-your-mouth delight covered in snowy powdered sugar.
- Thumbprint Cookies: Sweet treasures with a dollop of fruity goodness.
- Linzer Cookies: Elegant delights with a jam-filled heart.
- Frosted Ginger Molasses Cookies: Warm and cozy spiced cookies with a creamy frosting.
- Chocolate Brownie Cookies or Plain Chocolate Cookies: Rich and decadent, a chocolate lover’s dream.
- Peanut Butter Blossoms: The perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate.
- Snickerdoodles: Cinnamon-kissed wonders that never fail to please.
- Fudge: Creamy squares of indulgence.
- Easy Chocolate Truffles: Luxurious bites of chocolate perfection.
- Vegan Buckeyes: Peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate—irresistible!
- Peppermint Truffles: Cool and minty, a refreshing addition.
- White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge: A festive twist on a classic favorite.
How to make a Cookie Box
Cookie Boxes are actually pretty easy to put together and this guide will show you the key steps on how to make the perfect cookie box for Christmas including lots of helpful tips and tricks.
Choose an assortment of cookies:
Pick a few of your favorite Christmas cookies, at least four to five in different shapes and sizes. You also want to choose cookies that are sturdy and will hold up well if you plan on shipping or transporting the box. You can fill your box with a medley of store-bought and homemade holiday cookies. This helps to give you a variety without having to bake everything from scratch.
Build your box:
Start with open wooden box and use dividers to separate your cookies. I found my box at Michaels but you can also try Hobby Lobby, Target or even Walmart in the craft section. If you don’t have a wooden box, you can also use a sturdy heavy-duty cardboard box or cookie tins and add dividers or tissue paper.
Organize your cookies:
Best cookies for your cookie box
You want to choose sturdy cookies that will hold up but also cookies that are visually appealing so that your Christmas cookie box will pop! Here our some of our favorite Christmas cookies. They are all gluten-free, paleo with low carb, keto and vegan options: